fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
120,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace transmission (3 reports)
2001 Lexus RX 300 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Lexus RX 300 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 102015

RX 300 LTD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles


Transmission failed at 14500 miles and cost me $3,000. to replace it. This must be a defect as others have had the same issue. I am really shocked as I have always sung praises about Toyota and how good their work is their auto's normally last forever and need few if any repairs. I would have felt better if Toyota had done a recall to replace the Transmission with original parts. The SUV is running but I do not have the confidence I did have in driving it. I feel that the replacement Transmission is not as good as the original. As I never received any word from Toyota it has made me rethink purchasing another Lexus.

- zqueen, Surprise, AZ, US

problem #2

Sep 222015

RX 300 RX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

The problem with my car was a big problem. Almost get a big crash. It is my only car. Please, I need Lexus to help me on this problem.

- Blanca V., Coral Gables, FL, US

problem #1

Apr 022014

RX 300 LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

After this happened to me I've found numerous threads complaining about 2001 RX300 transmissions going out, transmission goes out at right about 100k miles. It seems to be a very common problem for this year, make and model. Please, before you purchase it, do some research on the transmissions!

- Raven R., Kent, Wa, US

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